Turley, Jonathan
July 2007
Military History;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p50
The article chronicles the history of war declarations in the U.S. within the constitutional framework. While U.S. President Harry S. Truman and George W. Bush shared views on the inherent presidential power and reluctance to confer with U.S. Congress on military interventions, the Constitution requires two parents--the executive and legislative branches--to consummate a war. Thus the Framers guaranteed that both branches would have equal authority and blame for making war.


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